Fayerweather seeks an energetic, experienced, elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, first and second grade classroom. This position will begin in the fall of the 2021-22 academic year. The curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through literature, history, writing, and storytelling. Students are actively engaged in learning about themselves, as well as developing an understanding of culture, history and geography through a range of activities and hands-on projects. Students are introduced to fundamental math and literacy concepts, while engaging in projects throughout the year that focus on the concept of community with the theme of “Building a City”. The math program is based on Investigations in Data, Number and Space.
Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment
Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in your grade level team and across disciplines
Have an ability to teach/develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning
Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating curriculum
Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
Present a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Fundations, Writing and Reading workshops is a plus
Working at FSS
be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, and belonging in an elementary school
Teaching at FSS
teach social studies, literacy, math and science curriculum to first and second graders, candidate with a strong background and interest in math and science is a plus
Responsibilities at FSS
performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
attending weekly staff meetings
participating in admissions programming as needed
and other duties as assigned
About Fayerweather Street School
Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills, and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse, and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming, and equitable community in which compassion, humor, and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Employment@Fayerweather.org.
Please be prepared to provide at least five references, and at least two of your references must
be, or have been, your direct reports.